Hülya Adak

Hülya Adak is the Director of Sabancı University’s Gender and Women’s Studies Center of Excellence (SU Gender). Since 2018, she has served as Professor of Ottoman and Turkish Studies at the Free University of Berlin. At Sabancı University, she co-founded the Cultural Studies BA and MA programs and Gender Studies PhD Programs. Adak is the recipient of the Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship for Experienced Researchers, Newton Grant (British Academy), COST Action (Horizon 2020), and the Supervisor of various Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellows in the field of Gender Studies. Having received her PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Chicago, Adak continues to work on education, development and training programs on gender equality with the Executive Development Unit (EDU) at Sabancı University. During the COVID pandemic, she has focused on collaboration with other international Gender Studies Centers on online education and research and activism related to sexual harassment and gender based violence. Her most relevant publications include: Critical Approaches to Genocide: History, Politics and Aesthetics of 1915 (with F. Müge Göçek ve Ron Suny, Routledge 2020), Halide Edib und Politische Gewalt (Duncker und Humblot Berlin, 2020), Performing Turkishness: Politics of Theatre in Turkey and its Diasporas (with R. E. Altınay, 2018), Halide Edib ve Siyasal Şiddet (Bilgi Üniversitesi Yayınları, 2016), Hundert Jahre Türkei: Zeitzeugen erzaehlen (with Erika Glassen, Unionsverlag 2014, 2010), Gender, Ethnicity and the Nation-State (Special Dossier of New Perspectives on Turkey with Ayşe Gül Altınay, 2010), So ist das, meine Schöne (with Ayşe Gül Altınay, Esin Düzel, Nilgün Bayraktar, Orlanda Frauenverlag Berlin, 2009), işte böyle güzelim…(with Ayşe Gül Altınay, Esin Düzel, Nilgün Bayraktar, Sel Yayıncılık, 2014, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2008) Her articles in the fields of gender studies, memory and trauma studies, empire studies and nationalism, the history of human rights, literature, theater and film studies have been published in prominent journals, such as the PMLA, South Atlantic Quarterly, Comparative Drama, Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies, Journal of Genocide Research, New Perspectives on Turkey, and Zeitschrift für Religions- und Geistesgeschichte. Adak is on the Academic Advisory Board of the International Hrant Dink Foundation and Orient Institute Istanbul der Max Weber Stiftung. She is currently working on a book project in collaboration with Melanie Tanielian and Erdağ Göknar on Afterlives: Remnants, Ruins and Representations of Genocide. (Duke UP, forthcoming) For further information on her publications, please see https://sabanciuniv.academia.edu/H%C3%BClyaAdak & http://myweb.sabanciuniv.edu/hadak/